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Kelly, age 75, has been retired for a while. She stopped exercising when her mobility and strength declined. Her husband passed away four years ago. Though she has several good friends nearby, she is hesitant to drive to visit them. More and more, Kelly prefers to stay safe at home rather than risk taking the car, and so at times she feels lonely. She loves reading novels, in English as well as in her half-forgotten French.
Potential Solution: Kelly would benefit from resuming an appropriate exercise routine, perhaps a routine of light-to-medium exercise such as walking regularly and participating in chair yoga once a week. She could also join a book club, or better yet, find some contracts editing college essays or a related activity that would tap into her love of books. Given that her fear of driving inhibits these opportunities, it would make sense for her to prioritize safe-driving classes, and even use a cognitive training program aimed at safe-driving skills, such as CogniFit Senior Driver